Posted by Dan Delaney | 7th Jun 2011

2 weeks ago, the Skype service went offline which meant that users had to apply a fix in order to get back online.  Unfortunately the fix doesn't seem to be helping today's problem.

A tweet from @Skype was issued after the problems were first reported:

A small number of you may have problems signing in to Skype. We’re investigating the cause, and hope to have more details to share soon.

However, people all over the globe are experiencing problems so I'm not sure what exactly constitutes a small number of users.  Of course, there are those that are blaming Microsoft for the outage, despite the fact that the deal hasn't even gone through yet.

Hopefully things will get going again soon, but in the meantime I'll see if our local shop has any phone cards just in case this becomes a regular occurance!

UPDATE FROM SKYPE 12:15 GMT

We've identified the cause of the problem, and have begun to address it. If you've been affected, you should start to see improvement in the next hour or so. You shouldn't need to manually sign back in to Skype - it should reconnect automatically when it's able to do so.

FURTHER UPDATE FROM SKYPE

Today's problems have stabilised, and recovery is ongoing. Skype should return to normal soon.

UPDATE 19:00 GMT: I can confirm that Skype will now let me login on my Windows and Android devices.  Signing in taking a bit longer than normal, but no longer than about 30 seconds.  Calls seem to be OK.